How Faith Teaches Us To Learn: School Stories
Luke 4:14-23; II Timothy 2:15
- Encounters of Discipleship – Investing time to be with God up close and personal. Jesus said to His disciples, “Come and follow Me and I will make you…”.
- Experience – Lessons learned, lessons applied from life experience. Action followed by reflection. Reflection tested by action. Jesus answered a seeker with, “What do you say? What have you learned?” Like the Prodigal, “He came to his senses.”
- Mentors – Learning from master teachers. Paul learned from Barnabas. And Timothy was mentored by Paul. Peter mentored John Mark. Priscilla and Aquila mentored Apollos.
- Reading, Listening, Observation – Absorbing information from learned sources. (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119)
- Reason & Intuition – Perceiving and deducing what things mean. And tracing down the cause and effect. (Luke 4:14-30)
Learners are optimists. God builds hope into our lives by giving us the tremendous capacity to: “Study to show yourself approved by God, unashamed by your learning, rightly dividing the word of truth.”